The Lennox Club is responsible for organizing and overseeing the bingo at Christ the King School.  Bingo operates every Tuesday and Friday night in the school gym.  Our bingo raises $30,000 – $50,000 each year for Christ the King school!  When you registered your child for CTK, you were asked to make the choice to work 10 bingos or pay a surcharge ($425) in lieu of working the bingo. If you chose to work 10 required bingos in lieu of the surcharge, THANK YOU!  Now you’ll need to register for a bingo login so you can pick your 10 shifts.

To register:  CLICK HERE

If you are already registeredCLICK HERE


Positions available are:

Bingo worker:  If you are new to bingo, please choose bingo worker as this is a good place to start.  The job consists of selling $1 bingo cards or break open cards, managing your cash, and verifying bingo wins with the caller.  Training is on the job, and no previous experience is required. This shift is typically from 6pm until 10pm.

Canteen Captain/WorkerThis job consists of opening the canteen, preparing food for the evening, selling during bingo, closing, cleaning, and balancing canteen cash for the evening.  The canteen shift is from 5:30pm until 9:30pm. If you are the “canteen captain” you are required to arrive with some supplies for the evening.  Training is on the job, please choose canteen worker if you are new.

Computer Operator:  This job consists of selling regular bingo cards for part of the evening, but mostly managing the computer and handling cash.  In the office, you will enter all the bingo card and cash returns from other workers, record bingo winners, payout prizes, prepare floats for the next bingo,  prepare the bank deposit, run reports, and assist the manager with any other duties as necessary.  Training is required; you must be approved by a manager to attend training sessions.  Typically 2-3 training sessions are required.

Caller:  The Caller is responsible for setting up the calling table, calling the bingo games, numbers, and prizes as per the provided script during the evening, verifying the bingo winners with the floor staff, being familiar with the operation of the caller table.  Some problem solving on the fly may be required.  Training is required; you must be approved by a manager to attend training sessions.  Typically 2-3 training sessions are required.

Manager: The manager is responsible for opening the bingo, verifying the floats, assigning staff positions, supervising staff, monitoring the progress of bingo, preparing stock for future bingos, balancing tables and floor staff, assisting the computer operator, problem solving in all aspects of the bingo, closing the bingo, going to the bank as necessary to acquire change or make deposits, and attending Lennox Board meetings on a bi-monthly basis.

If you have computer skills or management experience, we’d be happy to train you for those positions if you’re interested.

If you have any questions or concerns with registration or the Bingo in general, please get in touch with our scheduler Stacie Harrington, Stacie@steeves.ca and she can help you out.

History

An integral part of the Parish of Christ the King, in addition to all other groups and organizations which lend their efforts to the ongoing needs, is the Lennox Social Club.

The Lennox Social Club was first organized in 1961 by a group of dedicated volunteers, their first goal was to support the parish school, by paying off its depts. Government grants were not available for parochial schools at that time.

Originally named Lennox Men’s Club, it had evolved into the Lennox Social Club, and with time became more inclusive as women joined.

In 1965 our club was instrumental in forming the Shamrock Social Club which involved three other communities, supporting Catholic schools. The parishes of St. Eugene, St. Gerard and St. Emile.  Over the years the Shamrock Social Club has seen several organization come and go, but now consist of Christ the King Parish and St. Gerard Parish which has seen a renewed success in their activities.

The volunteers of the Lennox Social Club expanded their weekly bingo to two evenings a week for the past twenty years. The club is licensed as a charitable organization, and is monitored by the Manitoba Lotteries Commission.

Since its inception our club has played an active part in parish activities, as well as providing continuing support to the school. Our first major challenge was helping to build our church by assuming the parish debt of $94,000. (Before starting construction, the parish had to be debt free.) Once the church was completed, our club paid for pews, tiling and the church hall which included a modern kitchen. Over the years the club has purchased adjacent properties required for expansion of the school yard, parking lot, and many school busses.

Today the Lennox Club primary purpose is to financially support Christ the King Schools’ capital need and is doing this solely by the operation of the Shamrock Bingo.  Our present major project is financing the schools heating and air conditioning system and expansion of school programming that includes grades 7 and 8. The club hopes to have those loans paid within the next several years.

The future of the club and its functions can only be assured with continued dedicated support of many willing and caring workers. Thank you to all of them who work hard, some who have passed on, others from the founding group (CTK Church Building Committee) who were still volunteering till just a few years ago, and new volunteers who give generously of their time for the good of the parish.

May God continue to guide us as we work to complete our goals.